Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. There are separate opportunities for preservation and collections projects:
- One for preservation projects (for properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance or designated a National Historic Landmark. The property may be listed on either individually or as contributing to a nationally significant district). These awards are managed by the National Park Service.
- One for projects involving collections (including artifacts, museum collections, documents, sculptures, and other works of art). These awards are managed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Application packages must be submitted using grants.gov in response to a notice of funding opportunity number under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 15.929.
If your organization has never received a Federal grant before, you should allow yourself several weeks to prepare to submit an application. You must have an IRS Employee ID Number (EIN), a DUNS number and SAM.gov registration. View processing times here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/howtoapply.htm
Eligible properties must be either currently:
- individually listed as a National Historic Landmark or be a contributing property within a National Historic Landmark district, or
- individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance (properties listed at the state or local significance are not eligible) or be a contributing property within a nationally significant National Register Historic District. Properties include buildings, sites, structures and objects.
Eligible collections must be determined to be of national significance based on the supportive description of its significance within the application. Collections include artifacts, documents, sculptures and other works of art.
State, Tribal and Local Plans and Grants Division: 202-354-2020 or STLPG@nps.gov